Product Type: Tesco Meat / Fish
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Tesco Value Skinless Chicken Breast
Tesco Value Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets
Author Name: daisylee3
Tesco Value Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets
Date: 16/11/11, updated on 16/11/11 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, tasty
I have been buying this brand of chicken for around a year now as I find it to be of good quality, good value and tasty.
The packaging is simple and minimalistic, the meat simply comes in a clear plastic tray which has a transparent film lid which I like as this way I can pick the pack with the biggest portions, lol. There's a small sticker on the left hand side which has the Tesco Value branding on and it also states the product name and use-by date.
Price and Value for Money
The price varies depending on which size pack you decide to buy. For a small pack which contains two packs, it is just £2, while the medium is £4 and the large £6. It works out at £1 per chicken breast which I think is really good value and much cheaper than a majority of other brand chicken breasts. I also like that it isn't dirt cheap, as that way i'm not too worried that it's not great quality - it's brilliant quality and worth every penny.
Appearence, Taste and Smell
These chicken breasts look identical to any other, to be honest! They're skinless and light pink in colour although turn a nice shade of pale white when cooked through. They often have a speckle or two of blood but this doesn't bother me and it dissapears once the chicken has bein cooked. I've had cheap chicken breasts in the past that had a grey tinge to them (gross I know!) once cooked and these definetly do not. They taste lovely and are nice and meaty - not wattery at all like some people associate with cheap chicken, and are tender with no fatty bits or gristle, I really can not fault the taste and don't see why anyone would pay more for their chicken! Obviously I am aware of animal welfare/organic chickens etc but as a student on somewhat of a budget I like to keep costs down as much as I can and I really don't see this as a value product as it tastes as any other chicken would. The smell is quite nice, it doesn't smell overpowering or particulary meaty, I suppose it just smells the same as any other chicken does when it's cooking!
These chicken breasts can be cooked by your preferred method, such as in the oven or perhaps the grill. I simply chop them up with a pair of scissors, put them into the frying pan along with some oil and fry them for 5-8 minutes until the pink flesh has turned white. I usually cook my chicken until it's slightly browned, and it doesn't take long to accomplish this with these chicken breasts - they cook well and thoroughly, and i've never had any issues with them tasting off/strange. The breasts do not shrink too much from cooking (they do a bit, but most meat does this) and i've never noticed it to be greasy or wattery.
I usually use these chicken breasts in homemade curries, or sometimes do my own version of sweet and sour chicken. It is also great in stir fries, soups, stews and makes a nice quick meal when matched with chips and peas. I sometimes have the leftovers cold in a sandwich the next day wth salt, mayo and pepper and it tastes lovely cold.
Use By Date
The chicken breasts are fresh and have a 4 day life code meaning that from the date you buy them you should use them within four days unless obviously the four days go over the sell-by date. I usually buy 3 or 4 packs and then freeze them, I then defrost one pack of them overnight and eat it the next day.
These chicken breasts are really healthy and contain on average 113 calories per 100 grams of chicken breast. They also contain plenty of protein - 21 grams per 100 grams to be precise!
I really can not fault these chicken breasts, they are cheap, tasty and healthy and I am able to make a variety of yummy meals out of them. Reccomended!
Summary: Cheap and tasty!!
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